Conversation with Sarah Jacoby (SI Australia)

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Sunday 18 September 9-10.30 am AEST

Jakob Leschly will be talking online with Sarah Jacoby about studying with her teacher Chatrel Rinpoche, her work on Love and Liberation, her present life as a parent and academic, and bringing the Dharma to a modern audience.

Sarah’s Love and Liberation is a translation of the autobiography of the great female teacher Sera Khandro (1892-1940), which describes the extraordinary life of a fierce practitioner and teacher. Leaving her comfortable Lhasa home at a tender age, Sera Khandro pursued enlightenment in the foreign environment in Golok, Eastern Tibet, where her spirituality blossomed under the guidance of some great visionary yogis yet amidst extremely challenging circumstances. The legacy of her visionary treasure teaching, and her work for the lineage of Dudjom Lingpa, endures to this day, upheld by lamas like the late Chatrel Rinpoche and our teacher Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

Sarah H. Jacoby is an associate professor in the Religious Studies Department at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She specializes in Tibetan Buddhist studies, with research interests in Buddhist revelation (gter ma), religious auto/biography, Tibetan literature, gender and sexuality, the history of emotions, and the history of eastern Tibet. She is the author of Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro (Columbia University Press, 2014), co-author of Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience (Oxford University Press, 2014), and co-editor of Buddhism Beyond the Monastery: Tantric Practices and their Performers in Tibet and the Himalayas (Brill, 2009). She has recently published articles on motherhood in Tibetan Buddhism, and currently she is working on a full Tibetan-English translation of Sera Khandro’s autobiography, among other projects. At Northwestern she teaches a range of Buddhist Studies courses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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17 - 18 September 2022

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23:00 - 00:30

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